The River Church
"Wonderful Counselor"
On December 20th, Pastor Brad will be continuing our series looking at different names used to describe Jesus and how they impact us now. Today he'll be teaching about Jesus as the "Wonderful Counselor." Join us at 9:45 or 11:15!
Locations & Times
  • The River Church
    5546 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044, USA
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 11:15 AM
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Sunday, December 27th there will be only one service at 9:45

Worship Service Registration

Services on site have resumed, and we are so excited to be back with you! Please go to, under the events tab, and register for the service you would like to attend. We are offering 2 service times at 9:45 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. If you would rather watch online, both services will be streaming live at and on our website at

RiverBank Kids- 9:45 a.m. service

We have reopened the children’s ministry for K-5 students during the 9:45 a.m. service (ONLY). While we would love to welcome all kids, we are working around several limitations at this time: COVID-19 concern, and limited volunteers. Please consider volunteering to serve in our children’s ministry. Things will look a bit different. Here is what to expect:

· Registration will be required, and space will be limited. Register your family each week at
· Your family will check-in together for service.
· At check-in, kids will be given preprinted name tags and parent tags. Kids will also have their temperature checked.
· Kids will remain with their family until the middle of worship (music) and will be dismissed to the lobby where they will be greeted by the RiverBank Kids team.
· Kids will be required to wear a mask and will be socially distanced in the classroom. We will be using what was the toddler room until the elementary space is made available downstairs.
· Kids will enjoy a socially distanced lesson, craft, and game. If time and weather permits, we will take the kids outside (behind the building) to play (masks may be removed for outdoor play).
· We will Zoom with families at home during the teaching portion of our time together. The Zoom link will be in your weekly RBKids email. Also, curriculum links will still be emailed to families every Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., so that kids can enjoy the same lesson content that we will be offering at church.

FREE Digital Bible Study Resources

One of our goals here is to provide everyone who attends The River with discipleship resources, which is why we’re giving all of our attendees access to RightNow Media for FREE! If you have not already signed up, you can easily get access by texting “RightNow HitTheRiver” to 41411.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Please join us for one of our Christmas Eve family worship services, on December 24th, as we conclude our series on the Names of Jesus. Visit for more information and details, and to register for one of the services. The service times are: 2:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., & 7:00 p.m. and preferred seating is available based on availability. We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ together.

River Youth Christmas Party

Our student ministry will be having their annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 20th. We will be playing a game, enjoying some safely-handled snacks, and participating in our annual White Elephant Gift Exchange. Gifts need to be dropped off between the 13th and 17th to be eligible for the exchange. Please make sure to drop-off ahead of time so they can be sanitary in time of the event. Any questions or for more details, please contact

River Church Daniel Fast- begins Jan. 1

The Daniel Fast is a spiritual discipline designed to better connect us with God. As members of The River Church, we'll be starting January 1st, and are challenging people to fast for either 7, 14, or 21 days. We are using this time to deepen our relationship with God and center ourselves around what God is going to do in our church and in our lives during this time.

Cultivating Prayer- Family:

This month The Intercession Prayer Team wants us to reflect on how our prayer lives have grown this year by answering some questions. It will help you make some goals for your prayer life for next year. It is a questionnaire for your reflection only. Check out the Cultivating Prayer Facebook Group page.

Following Jesus provides the best direction and wisdom for life.
Three things about Jesus as your Wonderful Counselor:

1. The quality of counsel is unparalleled.
Three things about Jesus as your Wonderful Counselor:

1. The quality of counsel is unparalleled
2. The delivery of counsel is diverse.
There are three things we’re going to learn about Jesus as our Wonderful Counselor.

1. The quality of counsel is unparalleled
2. The delivery of counsel is diverse.
3. The practice of the Counselor is personal.
Jesus’ compassion
Jesus’ acceptance
Jesus’ provision
Jesus’ hope
Jesus’ rest
Jesus’ compassion
Jesus’ acceptance
Jesus’ provision
Jesus’ hope
Jesus’ rest
Jesus' peace

Affinity Groups

Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Groups can form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. Here are the groups for you to choose from: Archery, Card/Board Games, Biking, Photography, Running, Scrapbooking & Crafting. Sign up and get more info at the link below.

Community Groups

We believe life change happens best when people intentionally connect with each other. Our primary way to connect people is through community groups. If you would like to get more information about community groups check out this link, which takes you to our website where you can fill out a form to get connected into one.

Give Online

If you would like to join us in impacting the world around us locally and globally you can do so right on your mobile device by clicking the link "Give" below. You can also give by text just text the AMOUNT of your donation to 84321 to make your donation. Thank you for your generosity!